- to go on after suspension or interruption: The program continued after an intermission.
- to go on or keep on, as in some course or action; extend: The road continues for three miles.
- to last or endure: The strike continued for two months.
- to remain in a particular state or capacity: The general agreed to continue in command of the army.
- to remain in a place; abide; stay: Let us continue in this house forever.
- to go on with or persist in: to continue an action.
- to carry on from the point of suspension or interruption: He continued the concert after the latecomers were seated.
- to extend from one point to another in space; prolong.
- to say in continuation.
- to cause to last or endure; maintain or retain, as in a position.
- to carry over, postpone, or adjourn; keep pending, as a legal proceeding.
Origin of continue
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to remain or cause to remain in a particular condition, capacity, or place
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to carry on uninterruptedly (a course of action); persist in (something)he continued running
- (when tr, may take an infinitive) to resume after an interruptionwe'll continue after lunch
- to draw out or be drawn out; prolong or be prolongedcontinue the chord until it meets the tangent
- (tr) law, mainly Scot to postpone or adjourn (legal proceedings)
Word Origin and History for continuingly
mid-14c., contynuen, from Old French continuer (13c.), from Latin continuare "join together, connect, make or be continuous," from continuus "uninterrupted," from continere (intransitive) "to be uninterrupted," literally "to hang together" (see contain). Related: Continued; continuing.